A Day To Remember

By Kristin MorrisMy hunt took place on my family’s El Cazador Ranch in Jim Hogg County in Deep South Texas....
By Kristin MorrisMy hunt took place on my family’s El Cazador Ranch in Jim Hogg County in Deep South Texas. My father and I had seen this deer two years earlier and knew this was the year to take him. Though he was old when we had first seen him, he had grown tremendously over the past couple of years.Since I wasn’t going to have much time to hunt during the December rut, I had flown down from Auburn University,...
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El Tecomate Ranch - Part II

In my previous article, I talked about Gary SchwarzIn time, he came up with several options that could answer the...
In my previous article, I talked about Gary SchwarzIn time, he came up with several options that could answer the call and finally settled on one mix as the staple on his ranch.Gary calls it Tecomate Dual Deer Mix. The mixture consists of several types of winter grasses, including wheat, triticale, ryegrass and oats, and various legumes, such as Austrian winter peas, clovers, vetches and even alfalfa. With this mix, the grasses address winter carbohydrate needs and the legumes provide...
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El Tecomate Ranch - Part I

Before 1995, I thought I had met the nuttiest of the country’s deer nuts. I couldn’t imagine anyone crazier about...
Before 1995, I thought I had met the nuttiest of the country’s deer nuts. I couldn’t imagine anyone crazier about the whitetail deer than folks like Bobby Parker Jr., Steve Vaughn, James Kroll, Jackie Brittingham, #### Idol, Scott Taylor, Gordon Whittington, George Cooper, Bill Jordan, Chuck Larsen, Greg Miller, David Foster, to name but a few of the myriad of whitetail junkies with whom I’ve crossed paths. Not withstanding my wife’s opinion of me, I figured these guys were the...
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Big Bucks on Small Tracts – A Profile Of Success

For years, conventional wisdom had it that you had to have thousands of acres to have an effective management program...
For years, conventional wisdom had it that you had to have thousands of acres to have an effective management program for quality deer. That all changed with the development of the year-round food-plot strategy. The success now being realized on small tracts is rewriting the books! And, you can take advantage of this revolutionary new strategy where you hunt.I visited just such a cutting-edge small tract in Middle Georgia owned by my friend Steve Grinnell. His 400-acre farm is loaded...
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